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Enos Bouton

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BOUTON, Enos of Virgil 1850

Enos Bouton
Cortland Co.Book C Page 129
Probate 5 August 1850
Surrogate Daniel Hawks

I, Enos Bouton considering the uncertainty of this mortal life and being of sound mind and memory

(blessed be Almighty God for the same) do make and publish this my last will and Testament in manner and form following (that is to say)

First. I give and bequeath to each of my daughters Polly Ehle, Hannah Scofield, Sally Ann Rice, Nelly Betsey Price, Maria Mynard, Nancy G. Bouton and Lucy Jane Stevens one hundred dollars and also to the heirs of Clarissa Branch deceased one hundred dollars, that is to say to Sandford Branch fifty dollars and to Prudence Branch fifty dollars to be paid within three years of my decease with interest from that time.

Second. All the rest and residue of my estate real and personal whatsoever and wheresoever after the payment of the legacies above mentioned, my just debts and funeral expenses, I give and bequeath to all my heirs to be equally divided between them, the names of my heirs being Stephen Bouton, Sandford Bouton, Hiram Bouton, John Bouton and George Bouton also the names of my daughters as stated above and the heirs of Clarissa Branch deceased.

Also I will and ordain that the executors of this my last will and testament for and towards the performance of my said testament, shall with all convenient speed after my decease bargain, sell and alien in fee simple all my lands lying in the town of Virgil aforesaid for the doing, executing and perfect finishing whereof I do by these present give to my said executors and their executors full power to grant, alien, bargain, sell, convey and assure all the same lands to any person or persons and their heirs, forever, in fee simple, by all and every such lawful means in the law as to my said executors or their executors or to their counsel learned in the law, shall seem fit and necessary. Also I give to my said executors or their executors full power and authority to execute deeds of conveyance to lands heretofore contracted to be sold by me on the payment of the sum stipulated to be paid in contracts executed by me for the sale of these lands.

And I do hereby appoint my trusty sons Sandford Bouton and John Bouton executors of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made.

In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal the 21st day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty.

Signed Enos Bouton


Nathan Bouton residing in Virgil, Cortland Co.

Emma Hubbard Bouton residing in Virgil, Cortland Co.

The petition of John Bouton of the town of Virgil in the county of Cortland sheweth That Enos Bouton died on the 20th of May A.D.1850, a natural death, being at or immediately previous to the time of his death an inhabitant of the town of Virgil in said county of Cortland: That the said deceased left no widow, him surviving. Also the following persons next of kin viz: Polly Ehle wife of Michael Ehle, Hannah Scofield wife of David Scofield, Sally Ann Rice wife of Jonathan Rice, Nelly Betsey Price wife of John P. Price, Mariah Maynard wife of Madison B. Maynard, Nancy G. Bouton, John Bouton & George Bouton, all residing in Virgil, Cortland County, N.Y. Stephen Bouton residing in Moravia, Cayuga County, N.Y., Sandford Bouton residing in Cortlandville, Cortland Co., N.Y. & Hiram Bouton residing in Dryden, Tompkins County, N.Y. --- all the above being children of deceased, and of full age and Sandford Branch son of Clarissa Branch who was a child of Enos Bouton deceased and Prudence Branch a minor child of said Clarissa Branch deceased, both residing in Virgil, Cortland county, N.Y., Lucy Jane Stephens wife of Wilbur Stephens residing in Freetown, Cortland Co., N.Y. That said deceased left an instrument in writing purporting to be his last will and testament, bearing date the 21st day of January A.D.1850 and relating to real and personal estate, in and by which your petitioner John Bouton is named and appointed executor thereof. Your petitioner desires to have said instrument in writing proved and recorded as a will of real and personal estate, and therefore prays that a citation may issue to the said heirs and next of kin to attend the probate thereof, according to law.

Dated Cortlandville, May 27th 1850 Signed John Bouton

(Note: James A. Schemerhorn was appointed as Special Guardian for Prudence Branch, a minor)

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